I'm giving it a shot although i think the DL is huge at 80megs.
maybe some editing of the program might help (Like doing the show line up at the beginning and then cutting out the "coming up next on our program" segments before the commercial break)
Any how i just dont' seem to get around to it that often and when i do watch it's usualy about 2 days old news. (just getting around to it and I live in Asia where it's already tomorrow... hows that for messing with your head)
Anyway i think it's neat to give it a chance and I'm certainly not ever gonna leave BOL. I think it's one of the coolest shows around.
The only thing that could be cooler would be if Comedy central gave The Daily Show away for free. I know it's on ITunes now, but I'd prefer it for free with commercial support.
Wish it so Molly! Use your psyonic abilities of wish-dom to benefit all mankind with out Comedy Central on their cable.
...for a while, but I'm back as a BOL listener.
I was a loyal BOL fan for a few months, rarely if ever missed a show. But I kept adding more podcasts into my line up and the field got a bit crowded. On balance I was moving away from lighter stuff and increasing hard news and serious political talk. Jim Lehrer Newshour, Meet the Press, NPR, BBC, C-Span, PBS, AsiaCast, etc.
Then, one by one, I added in all three big networks' nightly news shows: NBC Nightly News, ABC's Nightline and CBS Evening News as well as each of their weekend panel discussions. With the daily mega-news blitz and Monday's pile-up of weekend shows I started falling behind on the "lighter" stuff.
I bring this up as a comment to Tom's and Molly's comments about NBC Nightly News. OK, so I am in the over 40 crowd (by just a couple years) but I've gone decades without ever, ever ever watching those network nightly news shows. But now that they're available as a podcast, I was giving them a chance... and eventually, they even beat out a slew of podcast-only competitors (Slate, BOL, Planet Japan, etc, etc). Sorry, BOL, but you were benched!
But my gray matter can only handle just so much serious matter and I had to cut back on too much news. It was just a little bit of overkill. Besides, those shows are worse than useless, absolutely terrible. I'm glad I got out before Katie Couric started, and Bob Schiffer needs to come out of his coma just long enough to realize he died during the Ford administration.
Anyways, I do consider myself to be part of the "podcast crowd." Also, I'm definitely NOT part of the "NBC Nightly News crowd." And yet, at least for a while, I was hearing NBC N.N. everyday.
If the "podcast crowd" is not already doing this, they need to start realizing that much of their favorite "traditional" content (radio, TV, newspapers and magazines) either make available current content or produce podcast versions of their content.
Business Week magazine, Wall Street Journal, NY Times each have multiple podcasts. NPR's website as an amazing number of podcasts. I believe all of Air America is available as a podcast. Which is a good thing since they're not doing so hot financially. And when your network is replaced by full time coverage of local highschool and college sports (as happened to Air America in Madison WI) its probably a good idea to keep the podcast option open.
Fox News Channel is among the last to come on board with making any large part of their programming available as podcasts. Good thing for right-wingers there's Townhall.com with a handful of traditional radio political talk shows (Bill Bennet/Michael Medved, etc) available as podcasts.
I'm not sure I get the attitude that its a bit pathetic or seemingly desperate for any existing show to offer any content as a podcast. So is it "cool" for "cool" shows to be podcast (Lost, Grey's Anatomy, etc) and "uncool" for shows not popular with the "podcast crowd"? Do some people come to podcasting with certain attitudes or expectations? Like seeing podcasting as a grass roots "alternative" to the existing monolith of traditional media?